October 2 - October 9
Pentecost 20C
Reflection       
I love the reflections prior to our Vestry Meetings.  The most recent reflection came from Annette Herber.  It is worth the read.

My Mother's Dishes
She passed away 13 years ago and I inherited them...  
Last weekend I fulfilled my annual duty of hosting some 10 ladies living in Northern Westchester for an evening of Pokeno at my house.  
What's Pokeno?  Well, in the Bingo category, I think of it as a card game that most of us should be able to play even as mental, hearing and/or other capacities start declining ... 



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Quote                     
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
where there is injury, pardon; 
where there is doubt, faith; 
where there is despair, hope; 
where there is darkness, light; 
where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 
to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love; 
For it is in giving that we receive; 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; 
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
                                                         -- Prayer attributed to St. Francis

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Link/Pic of the Week 
The best from the Miles for a Mission Road Race!  Thank you, Gerrianne Delaney.  Love it!  For more pics, look here:  

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Perceptum 
I think this may be a repeat, but it is a good one. . .


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Calendar

Sunday, October 2--Pentecost 20C-- 
Observe the Feast of St. Francis
                                            Pets Welcome at 8 & 10

8:00 AM      Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Debra Slade
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
                     
10:00 AM     Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church)
                     Celebrant: Mark Lingle
                     Preacher: Debra Slade
                     Vicar:  Debra Slade
                     Deacon:  Edrice Viechweg
                     Co-Ministers of Music:  Jim Fredericks and Richard Weidlich
                     
11:15 AM    Book Club:   Elephant Company (Church)

4:00 PM      Confirmation (Meeting Room)

     This Week at a Glance

        Monday (3)
        Clergy Day Off

 Saturday (8)
 9:00 AM  Altar Guild Meeting (Meeting Room)
 5:00 PM  St. Francis Saturday Night Service (Church)

         Sunday (9)  Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
 8:00 AM  Worship Service with Eucharist (Historic Church) 
 10:00 AM Worship Service with Eucharist  (Church)

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Upcoming

Saturday, October 15 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

Sunday, October 16 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM (Stamford High School)
InterFaith Council Program:  Unity in the Season of Division

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Saturday, October 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Landscpaing/Fall Clean up Morning

Saturday, October 22 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

Sunday, October 23 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis Sounds Good Concert:  Organ Recital

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Saturday, October 29 @ 5:00 PM (Church)
St. Francis  Saturday Night Service

Sunday, October 30 @ 8 & 10 AM
Observance of Reformation Sunday

Sunday, October 30 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Meeting between St. Francis parishioners and members of 
the American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00 PM
Ecumenical Bible Study with St. John's, First Presbyterian, and Archangels Greek Orthodox

Sunday, November 6 @ 8 & 10 AM
Observance of All Saints' Sunday

Sunday, November 6 @ 11:15 AM (Church)
Book Club:   "On Being"  Interview with  Parker Palmer:  The Place Where   We are Right
Saturday, November 12 (Historic Church and Meeting Room)
First 70--John Dugdale Exhibition

Sunday, November 13 (Church)
First 70--Happy 70th Anniversary St. Francis!!!

Sunday, November 13 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

Thursday, November 24 @ 10:00 AM (Historic Church)
Thanksgiving Service 

Sunday, November 27 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

Sunday, December 11 @ 4:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Confirmation Class

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St. Francis
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there
is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is d
oubt, faith;
where there i
s despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

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Rev. Mark Lingle
493 Old Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203.570.6226
marklingle.pastor@gmail.com